Jalapeño Potato Salad

A tasty sandwich or BBQ side…

Ready to bring a little flair to that typically “vanilla” potato salad? Jalapeño peppers bring a medium-heat to the side, adding a lively pop to your lunch or BBQ meal.

A few dashes of Tabasco hot sauce, along with brown mustard and ground cumin also add to the spiciness. But if you want it even hotter, try substituting out those jalapeños for serrano peppers. They’re a step up in heat (10,000 to 23,000 Scoville heat units compared to 2,500 to 8,0000 SHU) with a similar flavor profile. 

Jalapeno potato salad

Looking for additional spicy sides for your next cookout? Jalapeño potato salad pairs very well with a spicy cornbread. Take a look as well at these deliciously spicy Sriracha deviled eggs.

Jalapeno Potato Salad

Jalapeño Potato Salad

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 6 red potatoes chopped
  • 2 jalapeño peppers seeds removed and chopped
  • 2 hard boiled eggs chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoon brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large pot, cover the potatoes in water and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for approximately 10 minutes (or until the potatoes are tender).
  • Drain the potatoes and allow them to cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the mustard, mayonnaise, Tabasco hot sauce, and cumin.
  • In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, jalapeños, eggs, onion, and celery. Then pour the mayonnaise/mustard on top, and toss/stir the potato mix to coat completely.
  • For best flavor, refrigerate for at least 2 hours prior to serving.


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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on June 20, 2020 to include new content.
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